Monday, October 8, 2012

Books around the world: America (Native American)

In my search for new authors, I came across a book by a Native American author, Sherman Alexie. The book I read was "Flight." It's an interesting one. A troubled Native American teenager with a tragic past gets drawn into some dark circumstances. He ends up shooting innocent people in a bank then gets shot himself. He gets pulled through time and experiences life in the bodies of other people who lived in the past. He ends up as a cop in the 1970s, a soldier in the 19th century, and other places, dealing with Native Americans through different viewpoints. The kid learns a lot through his travels. The characterization in this book is great and is presented in an entertaining way. This is a book of substance but also a page turner.

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